People Under The Stairs emerge once more for their third, and arguably best, effort. O.S.T. is a study in crate-diggin’ and loop-building. Thes One and Double K use no keyboards in their production. They construct their tracks by uncovering dusty breaks, soul and jazz samples, and piecing them together with some scratching for good measure. Perhaps because of their loyalty to these original defining tenets of hip-hop, their music retains a classic, but fresh sound. Melodic basslines add energy to their carefully selected breaks, and are layered with a range of musical samples. Lyrically, the two tend toward story-telling rather than battle rapping. "The L.A. Story" describes their enduring love for their hometown despite the phony people and gang bangers. O.S.T. reveals a personal look inside their lives and exposes them for the hip-hop drinking, eating and breathing heads they are. PUTS excel in letting you in on their view on life and turn in an album that vibrates with the blood, sweat, tears and love they put into it. Tracks like "Acid Raindrops" encourage an introspective mood, as Thes One and Double K verbally lull you into relaxation, aided by a warm, melodic beat. O.S.T. is a celebration of vibrant and authentic hip-hop. The more you listen, the more you’ll like it.
The best show I ever attended was the Zawinul Syndicate at the Blue Note in 1997. Being the youngest kids in the room, the host put us right in front of the band. The afro-beat electric set blew the roof off the building, an unforgettable sound
The best show I ever attended was the Zawinul Syndicate at the Blue Note in 1997. Being the youngest kids in the room, the host put us right in front of the band. The afro-beat electric set blew the roof off the building, an unforgettable sound. After, my girlfriend and I just sauntered up the stairs to the green room to meet the
band. I posed for a picture with Joe, after talking a little bit about boxing and how to stay healthy while the other guys in the band tore through a bucket of fried